New Member Program
Join RASON and get a free HT! Thanks to the generosity of Lenny N3RPQ, RASON will be offering a free HT to any individual who joins RASON as a new member! The HT is a Baofeng UV5-RX or similar Baofeng radio, and it will come pre-programmed with the RASON repeater in memory. We look forward to offering this incentive to our new members. This program is effective August 19, 2021. Sorry, this offer does not apply to renewals.
Technician Amateur Radio License Course
Join the world of amateur radio by getting your Technician Amateur Radio License! RASON will be sponsoring a Technician Amateur Radio License Course commencing September 8 and continuing through February 9. The course will be held Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 PM on Zoom. There is no fee to take the class, but registration is required to get access to the Zoom sessions. You will need to purchase the Technician Amateur Radio License Manual from Amazon. More details on the course schedule, faculty, purchase instructions for the license manual and how to register can be found by clicking here. Be sure to tell your friends!
Come to the RASON fall auction and get some new gear! On October 30 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, RASON will be holding an auction. There will be many items up for sale, and food will be available. Admission is $5 and includes a complimentary donut and coffee. Please come to support the club and grow your equipment collection!
Club meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, except for August and December. We will be returning to in-person meetings, beginning with our annual picnic (see announcement above). Our September meeting will be held in the training room at the Norwich Fire Department. We will be exploring the possibility of a Zoom link for those who wish to join remotely. Please stop by and support your club!
RASON hosts technical seminars the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM on Zoom. In lieu of the seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 24, we will use this time for a discussion on Field Day. Join us to learn more about Field Day and to help us prepare! Check out our groups.io page at RASON@groups.io for further information. Archived presentations can be found in the Useful Links section below.
Premium Amateur Radio Equipment For Sale
Check out this page to see equipment for sale from RASON and local sellers. We currently have one club item for sale in addition to an estate.
Details on the estate sale: On offer are premium components from a well maintained amateur radio station. All equipment is in mint condition and was known to be operational per the description for each item. Owned by a non-smoker who took meticulous care of his equipment. All items are being sold as-is with no warranties from the seller or from RASON. Buyer is responsible for pickup – we will make reasonable arrangements. Contact KE1IUMark@gmail.com to make an offer or to inquire on any equipment. You can see the description of each component by clicking on the picture to the left or this link.
When I was a child, my grandfather got me interested in electronics. He was a part time television repairman – back in the days when televisions were able to be fixed on the basement workbench. He bought me a Radio Shack 150 in One Electronic Experimenters Kit, and I was
In my opinion, Field Day is the most wonderful time of the year in amateur radio. Why? It is the perfect combination of camping, radiosport and camaraderie with fellow radio amateurs. It is a real test of skill, but also a fun social activity. If you have not tried Field
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Contact us at KE1IUMark@gmail.com
Our officers are here to serve you - by coordinating activities, managing club resources and guiding the club toward growth - with the input of the membership at large. Learn more about who we are at the link below.
RASON features repeaters on 2 meters and 70 cm. Our repeaters are connected on Echolink and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Find the hidden transmitter! Foxhunting tests your skill in radio direction finding and orienteering. Our foxhunts cover a 20 square mile area, and we have both live foxhunts and hidden fox-boxes for you to find. Come join us!
Our members have designed and built many cool homebrew projects. Check out our project page to learn more and build your own gear and station accessories!
We have links to useful software for your amateur radio station. Whether it is antenna modeling, Morse code training or digital modes, you can find links to external sites that will get you on your way to more functions in your station!
RASON is a very active club. Whether it is foxhunting, VHF/UHF terrestrial all-mode work, field day, public service, nets, hilltopping or just socializing at a picnic, there is something for everyone. Come join us!
Welcome to New Radio Amateurs
RASON created a New Ham Kit to help new amateur radio operators get oriented to the hobby. Whether you are a newly-licensed radio amateur or someone who is returning to the hobby after an inactive period, check out our New Ham Kit. It lists various resources within the club and externally to get you into amateur radio. As ever, we are here to help. Just contact our Public Information Officer Larry N1LFG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our New Ham Kit by clicking on the picture to the left.
Check out our Photo Gallery
RASON members enjoy many diverse aspects of the amateur radio hobby, and our club is here to support them. Our photo gallery captures RASON members engaging in foxhunts, Field Day, our annual picnic, our auction and more. Check out the photo gallery by clicking here or on the photo to the left.
MEMBERSHIP AND DONATION INFORMATION
Join Us! Apply/Renew Online Apply/Renew by Mail
We are a vibrant, growing club in Southeastern CT. Your membership in RASON helps support the activities we sponsor and defrays maintenance costs for our repeater. Applying is simple, and family rates are available for multi-ham households!
$15 / year individual
$18 / year family
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Your donation to RASON helps support our activities and helps maintain our repeater. We are a non-profit organization, so we depend on the generosity of other hams, our membership dues and our auction fundraiser for financial support.